This one-day drama CPD course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The focus is on the use of drama strategies to support the primary curriculum, including still images, teacher in role, hot-seating, ten-second objects, thought-tracking and many more. Participants have the opportunity to work with drama expert David Farmer, to discuss common issues with colleagues and devise solutions to put into practice.
Drama strategies – also known as drama techniques or drama conventions – are the everyday tools of the drama teacher. They help to develop enquiry skills, to encourage negotiation, understanding and creativity. They can enhance performance skills such as character development and storytelling and be used across the curriculum to actively involve students in their own learning.
Mini Downloads are short downloadable resources providing guidelines, tips and information about a particular area of drama. They are ideal for planning and inspiration and can be downloaded to your computer in just a few minutes.
You inspired and challenged us to be better teachers. You taught us how effective drama can be to get our students’ attention and make our lessons fun for them. You gave us new teaching tools and helped us feel we can make a difference in our students’ lives. Thank you.Fátima Silva (April 2017)